At Google I/O conference, Google not only announces various Android devices and application updates for Android, but Google also announces their product for Android’s rival, iOS. Google Chrome and Drive were officially announced by Google on the second day of Google I/O event.
Brian Rakowski, Chrome Vice President, announced the availability of Chrome browser for Apple devices running on iOS platform, including iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. It was the first debut of Google Chrome on iOS. Rakowski said that Chrom can be used on devices with iOS 4.3 or later. Chrome supports Chrome sync, a feature that allow user to synchronize history, bookmark, and login information between all devices.
Rakowski illustrated the functionality of the feature by opening some tabs in Chrome browser on MacBook, Chromebook, Android tablet, Android smartphone, and iPhone.
Sundar Pichai, Senior Chrome & Apps Vice President, said that Chrome is made based on the need of browser in the modern website world. He also thanked because active Chrome users has increased two times since the previous Google I/O, from 160 million to 310 million. Therfore, they want to simplify user access by utilizing cloud based storage. Chrome for iOS is now available on App Store.
Besides Google Chrome, iOS devices also got Google Drive. Google Drive is compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch running on iOS 5 or later. Like on another platforms, Google Drive users will get free 5 GB of cloud storage and can be expanded by purchasing additional fee. Google Drive also brings offline editing which has been announced recently. The app is also available on App Store.
Watch a video about Chrome for iOS here.